Hello world!

Hi everyone, pleased to meet you.

My name is McLaren Martin (and yes, I was named after the car. Thanks, dad!). I’m a 22 year old History student with an emphasis in Asian studies. I was born and raised Southern California but currently live in the DFW area of Texas.

I’ve travelled to over 30 countries and most of the United States, be it by plane, cruise, or road trip. As most other travelers know, of course, the travel bug can never be satiated! I’ve been told by family and friends for years now that I should start a blog of my adventures both close to home and around the world. So here it is! Finally!

Currently, I’m taking a lot of trips around and outside the DFW area. As my blog name suggests, I’m always looking for places the locals go, and for experiences that are unique. I’m also a big fan of the paranormal, so expect lots of spooky places to pop up on this blog! Alongside my love of travel is my love of fashion – as Tom Ford said, “Dressing well is a form of good manners.”

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to ask me anything else you’d like to know!